Design Tips to De-Stress Your Home

April 8, 2022

Home sweet home. 

Our home is our haven. It’s where we go to unwind and disconnect from the outside world within a comfortable and relaxing space. But sometimes, we can forget to nurture our space so it can continue being our sanctuary and stress-free.

Pillows and blanket next to window

Here are five easy ways you can destress your home:

Declutter Your Space

One of the first steps to destress is to declutter.

Spacious, organized rooms can help reduce stress and bring calmness to the space, while cramped, cluttered rooms can derail our focus and bring in the sense of claustrophobia.

Organizing and removing items that no longer serve a purpose to your space can do wonders for your health. Getting rid of the extra stuff and organizing your existing things can allow your mind to focus more and feel more at ease.

Not sure where to start? Here are some of our organizational tricks to help declutter your home.

Lighting Is Everything

Natural light has been scientifically proven to aid our health, from giving a boost of vitamin D to improving sleep. It’s an effortless way to boost your mood and provide a lift to any space.

You can bring in as much light and warmth as possible from your available sources, but don’t forget to draw in more natural light through reflective sources. Whether it’s a mirror, glass coffee table, or light-colored walls, these reflective surfaces can pull in more natural light and add to the overall vibrancy of your space.

The Power of Plants

Spending time outdoors has excellent benefits to our health, including stress reduction.

We saw this first hand during the pandemic. When going outside was limited, many brought the outdoors inside through houseplants. Not only do houseplants give spaces a pop of color and vibrancy, but they can also be therapeutic and improve your overall mental state.

The power of plants can reduce stress levels, help individuals recover from illness faster, and boost productivity and mood.

Create a wellness space

Even though your goal is for your entire home to be a tranquil space, it’s vital to define an area in your home as your special place.

Perhaps it’s a little reading nook with your favorite books, a cozy blanket, and optimal lighting. Or, if you enjoy meditating, maybe it’s a space near your favorite window that allows you to be close to nature without dealing with the outside noise. Whatever that looks for you, make sure to find a place within your home to be your wellness space.

Scent & Sound

Just as certain smells and sounds can trigger our memory, the power of our senses can help support our mental health as well.

Aromatherapy – essential oils – are used to help boost your mood and relieve stress. They can trigger the smell receptors in your nose that send signals to the part of your brain that controls your mood. Put a diffuser in different parts of your home, wherever you spend the most time, and let it do the work. These scents provide a subtle scent that has a powerful impact on your health.

Or make music an essential element of your space. Music can improve our health, from better learning, improving our memory to helping our mental health and brain function. Have a Bluetooth speaker in your favorite rooms of your home that you can easily connect to and play while you clean, sleep, or work.

Shoreline homes are your first step toward serenity. Surrounded by nature combined with smart construction, you’ll find stress free spaces both inside and out. Book a virtual tour now at .